Full-time freelance writer based in Glasgow, Scotland… author of 17 books, three of which are in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Permanent Collection… former news editor at TeamRock.com… former band manager, drummer and keyboardist… TV and radio presenter… real ale fan.
Listen to Excerpt from Prince’s ‘The Beautiful Ones’ Audio Book
Co-author Dan Piepenbring tells how Prince connected his parents and funk in introduction.
Listen to Prince’s Acoustic Demo of ‘I Feel For You’
Early version of Chaka Khan hit to be released on limited-edition purple vinyl.
Listen to Prince’s ‘Versace Experience’ Cassette
Limited-edition 1995 release now available on vinyl.
Prince’s Press Adversary CJ Leaves Her ‘Star Tribune’ Post
Cheryl Johnson, the inspiration behind “Billy Jack Bitch,” was a gossip columnist at the Star Tribune for 30 years.
What Prince Hoped to Achieve With His Memoir
‘The Beautiful Ones’ co-author recalls being told it “should be a handbook for the brilliant community.”
Prince Estate Confirms ‘1999’ Deluxe Reissue Coming Soon
Contract to run Paisley Park returns to family as previous deal ends.
George Clinton Recalls Moon Landing: ‘We Was Up There, We Was Waiting on Them!’
P-Funk icon jokes about being there to watch “one giant leap” moment.
Rock Pioneer Dave Bartholomew Dies at 100
Bandleader, writer and producer had hits with Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, and was covered by Elvis Presley and many others.
35 Years Ago: ‘Star Trek III: The Search for Spock’ Secures Franchise Future
A delicate balance of compromises set against a strong theme delivered a movie that cautiously built on ‘The Wrath of Khan’s success.
Guitar Center Reportedly Facing ‘Imminent Bankrupcty’
Financial service firm S&P downgrades Guitar Center chain of stores, indicating likelihood of bankruptcy in the near future.